Machinery Lubrication January 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubricant users are increasingly inquiring about the cleanliness and lubricant quality of new oil deliveries. This trend is logical and probably unending as the maintenance field becomes...

Drew Troyer

There are remarkable similarities between investments in equipment reliability and investments you make in your retirement account. In particular, the phenomenon financial advisors refer to as...

Brendan Casey

Finding the best hydraulic oil or hydraulic fliud for your machine is key to extending the life of your machine's hydraulic components like hoses, pumps, and even the hydraulic fluid itself. Understanding the oil viscosity, anti-wear (AW) properties, and hydraulic fluid grade will help you make the right choice.

Phil Ramsey

The titles of Antifreeze and Coolant are interchangeable. Originally, antifreeze was the preferred term because that was its main purpose. Keeping the water in an engine block from freezing was the only reason for using anything but water. As engines and their accessories mature, heat transfer demands become more important; therefore, the word coolant was used more often.

Ivan Sheffield, Schroeder Industries

The changing trends in the filtration industry call for proper filtration selection as well as a knowledge of filter ratings and cyclic flow. Let’s consider some of the changes affecting the...

Brad Jeffries, ExxonMobil

Centralized grease lubrication systems are widely used in industrial and heavy-duty mobile equipment applications to lubricate multiple points on a machine. These systems range from a...

Fred Blankenship, O’Rourke Petroleum

Today’s environmental laws and regulations put the responsibility of tracking used oil and similar waste streams on the user. In fact, when it comes to the streams that are generated in...

Lawrence G. Ludwig, Schaeffer Mfg. Company

Selecting the proper industrial gear lubricant is important to the long-term efficient operation of the gear drive. There are many factors to consider when selecting an industrial gear lubricant...

J. Mike Weiksner, Savannah River Site J. Mike Weiksner, Savannah River Site

The Savannah River Site is located in the southeastern coastal area of the United States. Located in South Carolina, it is bordered to the west by the Savannah River. As a U.S. government...

Russ Hink, SKF

In a typical papermaking process, water, heat, steam and dust put even the best lubrication products and procedures to the test. Each section of a modern papermaking machine – consisting of the...

Tom Hulme, Fluid Conditioning Systems

The “Mag Oil Module”, or Magnom, is an innovative full-flow magnetic flux filter system recently patented by Jobey Marlowe and Harold Hall for use in machines with oil and water circulation and...